Robotics Developer Studio 4 (Microsoft RDS) is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to help them easily create robotic applications across a wide variety of hardware.
Microsoft RDS includes a lightweight asynchronous services-oriented runtime, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as templates, tutorials, and sample code to help you get started.
With RDS you can:
- Leverage Visual Programming Language (VPL), which enables you to program using drag-and-drop.
- Gets started quickly with Reference Platform design, allowing you to define a minimum set of components and associated software services.
- Use the 3D physics-based Visual Simulation Environment (VSE) to create applications without hardware.
- Use up to four Kinect hardware sensors via the Kinect for Windows SDK.